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Swim in Your Own Backyard Aquarium! Unique Amenities in Perfect Location!

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Last updated: 09/19/2014
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Governor's Harbour guest house description


We have everything you’ll need to fully enjoy amazing Eleuthera on 10-acres of land with over 400 feet of private swimming pool blue Caribbean direct ocean access, “best snorkeling on the island” per our visitors, caves, and a 50 ft. look-out tower that provides 360-degree views of the Atlantic and the Caribbean. Unique privacy, comfort and great adventures await in your very own 10-acre estate in the center of Eleuthera. This spotless clean, modern, new home features central air conditioning and amenities right on premise you won’t find at any other home.

Enjoy some of the best Caribbean snorkeling right off your backyard! Doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or advanced snorkeler. You will find living reefs and a large variety of sea life you’d normally need to go several miles out on a boat to see. It truly is like swimming in your own Caribbean aquarium – nothing like it! Just put on swim goggles or a mask and snorkel and feel that blood pressure go down.

On most days it is so calm and clear that you can see detailed reef and fish life just standing over the water. Fins are optional because it’s truly like a swimming pool and you can venture out as little or as far as you’d like, there are coral heads across the entire 400+ feet of waterfront, right near shore, simply amazing! It goes from a couple of feet of depth to about 35 feet deep.

Paradise Pointe features three bedrooms, two bathrooms on 400+ linear feet of calm Caribbean water frontage. It has a bright open floor plan, and is tastefully decorated in light neutral colors. Enjoy infinite water views from nearly every room and lots of unique activities right on the property.

Swim, take nature walks on one of the marked hiking trails, explore large caves right on our property you can stand up in, star gaze and picnic enjoying panoramic island views from our very own three story 360 degree island viewing tower!

For those who enjoy movies, or just want to remain connected, the house also has the latest Roku (offering a robust number of channels for latest news, movies and special entertainment), an activated Netflix account and high speed wireless Internet. There are TV’s with DVD players in the two main bedrooms.

This special property is in a great central location, yet it’s private but you won’t feel secluded, since you will be close to it all including the famous Friday night fish fry! You won’t find a wider array of activities at any other property, including great waterfront swimming & amazing snorkeling, hiking trails, a 3-story viewing tower, caves, and bird watching.

Cook dinner on our island-made stone artisan barbeque and dine on our 500+ ft. waterfront dining terrace with ceiling fans.

From the minute you step foot in this beautiful home, you will be greeted with endless views of the Caribbean aquamarine waters from the living, dining, main bedrooms and a sprawling balcony with patio. You'll feel like you walked into a luxury cruise ship! Enjoy incredible sunset views every evening from the balcony, see dolphin frequently, while enjoying the breezes. The magnificent star-lit skies at night will take your breath away.

High-end Comfort and Amenities: The house is spotless, bright, and contemporary with high-end plush luxury bedding in all of the bedrooms.

The fully equipped kitchen features state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances and granite throughout. Bathrooms have showers with excellent water pressure, with marble and natural stone flooring and granite countertops. And there is a separate laundry area with a full size washer and dryer.

Flat screen TVs, wireless internet, selection of DVD movies, books, games for the family and endless entertainment options via latest Roku technology.

There’s a picnic area with benches right by the waterfront too. And you'll also find a private outdoor shower for after that afternoon swim or snorkeling adventure.

You may wonder why not stay right on a sandy beachfront home? Well after many years of traveling to Eleuthera, and staying in just about every rental home on the island, we learned that most beachfront homes are on the Atlantic side where the water is normally not calm and at dusk and dawn, there are lots of sand fleas also known as “no see ums.” There so many beaches to explore on the island, that even if you stay in front of one, you will want to see others, there are literally dozens of them and they are all very different.

Also most beachfront homes are built set back behind sea oats and other natural foliage for hurricane protection so waterfront views at most are very limited, many times you have to physically walk out through the foliage to actually see the water, unless the house is 2 story and then you can see the water but only from upstairs. Or if the houses are built on higher elevations, you have to go down very steep stairs to get that sandy beach.

This is why we decided to build on the calm Caribbean side in front of our own natural waterfront aqua-colored pool. When you step into the water, depending on the tide level, it’s just 1-3 feet deep and very protected. Then it gently slopes and just 10-20 feet away from this natural shallow pool, the reefs start where you have one of the best snorkeling areas on the island with a large variety of colorful fish on the beautiful living coral reefs. It is just amazing to find this so close to shore behind your own home.

You can also enjoy hiking through several cleared nature trails and if you want to come up for air, take a walk up Le Mirador, a three story viewing tower where you can enjoy a 360 degree view of the island while capturing full island breezes (a great spot for a picnic!).
We also have our very own historical Caves where island folklore has it that early settlers sought refuge from Pirates in their search for this island of freedom!

This is all available to you without ever having to drive anywhere. Every day can be a new water and nature adventure right outside your door. You are close to dozens of beaches. We have Receivers Beach a couple of miles north on the Caribbean side which is one of the most beautiful beaches on the entire island. This is a shallow beach with white sand and full of sand dollars with amazing hues of colors. Then just less than half a mile away going South, we have one of the best Atlantic side pink sand beaches called Banana Beach which you can access right behind Sky Beach club or if you like to walk, just walk right from the house to the Atlantic side, it’s an awesome 20 walk which we and our guests do all the time.

At the house you’ll find a book called “the Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera” in that book you’ll find just about every beach on the island from north to south and how to get to each, it’s so much fun exploring the different settlements and all of the amazing beaches Eleuthera has to offer. Besides the two right near us, some of our favorites include Lighthouse Beach at the southernmost end of the island and French Leaves beach just a few miles away on the Atlantic side, both pink sand beaches.

There is no place like Eleuthera, it is truly magical, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House
  • Guest House

Meals

      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Master bedroom: 1 king

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          • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Guest Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

            Converts to King...moreless

          • Top of the line mattresses, linens, and pillows in every room

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Bath: toilet, shower

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          • Guest Bath: toilet, shower

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          • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

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          • Everything very clean and high end (granite tops, pebble stone natural shower floors)...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Great Snorkeling right off waterfront Large Natural Stone Barbecue. Huge Deck with ceiling fans and seating, partly shaded, facing the waterfront. Three story tower with 360 degree views. Natural caves 400+ feet of waterfront. Latest Roku with Netflix High speed wireless internet land line ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Radio
              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Games
              • Video Library
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Television:

                with Roku 3 - the latest in entertainment and a prepaid Netflix account...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                3 in the house...moreless

              • Music Library:

                bring your ipod and connect to stereo!...moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Away From It All
              • Adventure

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Cinemas
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Beachcombing
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • Waterfront
              • Oceanfront:

                On Caribbean side, step into 1-3 feet of calm, clear water in protected cove, gently slopes for amazing swimming & snorkeling on living reef. Unique experience for beginner to advanced snorkelers...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                From just about every room in the house...moreless

              • Water View

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Kayaking
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Surfing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Parking
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Telephone
                      • Internet
                      • Broadband Access
                      • PC
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Central A/C here which is rare on the island...moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Beautiful open, comfortable and bright with incredible views...moreless

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Microwave
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Blender
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Grill
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Kitchen
                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            Everything you will find in your home....moreless

                          Outside

                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            indigenous landscape with beautiful flowering trees, palm trees sea lettuce and more...moreless

                          • Balcony:

                            500+ feet...moreless

                          • Porch / Veranda:

                            Ceiling fans with seating for 6 ...moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            500+ feet, half of it shaded...moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Artisan made natural stone - overlooking yard and waterfront with endless Carribean views...moreless

                          • Patio
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Terrace
                          • Barbecue
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Large Cooler

                          Payment Type

                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Value
                          May 24 - Nov 30, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          $225
                          $1,495 $4,500
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                          Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $325
                          $1,695 $5,800
                          My Standard Rate
                          4 night min stay
                          $225
                          $1,695 $4,500
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning $100
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          $1495-$2250/wk US Dollars

                          Dates Available: Year Round

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                          Location

                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Governors Harbour
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Nassau Ferry
                          Governor's Harbour
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Queens Hway
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Banana Beach and Coco di mama Beach
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Sky Beach club

                          Car: Recommended

                          This house is one of a kind. Rare to find a modern, clean new home with this many amenities in a top location. We are 2-3 miles from Governor's Harbour airport and 4 miles from Cupids Cay in the very center of Eleuthera, the original capital of the Bahamas. Great amenities nearby including Sky Beach Club with restaurant and infinity pool bar, Coco Di Mama restaurant and Receiver's beach, Banana beach, and the new French Leave Marina, infinity pool and bar just 3 miles away.

                          Other Activities: snorkeling (life coral reef and amazing sea life right in your backyard, large caves on property, 3 story 360 degree viewing tower right on premise and 3 hiking trails through our 10 acre property with over 400 linear feet of Caribbean waterfront! See rare birds and dolphins right from our 600 ft balcony.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About the owner: Experienced global travelers, beach and Island connoisseurs, seeking freedom from stress as close to home as possible and finding it in beautiful, magical Eleuthera

                          Why the Owner Chose Governor's Harbour:
                          Eleuthera is a Greek word that stands for 'freedom' and that is exactly the feeling you have when you visit this beautiful island and its wonderful people.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
                          Close to to the US, yet a pace that is 50 years back in time, in an unspoiled paradise. We built this house from the ground up on a very unique spot on the island. We wanted privacy, yet we wanted to be close to the best amenities and establishments on the island. We found this amazing spot, where you don't feel you are in the middle of nowhere too far from everything yet you have the best of that world too in a central island setting with unparraleled views, swimming and snorkeling right at home.


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                          Speaks: spanish, english

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                          Photos

                          • View of Rainbow from our patio balcony

                            View of Rainbow from our patio balcony

                          • step into your own kiddie pool (1-3 ft) gently slopes into underwater aquarium!

                            step into your own kiddie pool (1-3 ft) gently slopes into underwater aquarium!

                          • Heaven would be a good way to describe feeling of being in this type of nature

                            Heaven would be a good way to describe feeling of being in this type of nature

                          • Altantic side beaches can get bumpy, great for boogie boarding!

                            Altantic side beaches can get bumpy, great for boogie boarding!

                          • Master bedroom now has flat screen TV + DVD player & top of the line bedding

                            Master bedroom now has flat screen TV + DVD player & top of the line bedding

                          • Kitchen area comes fully equipped with everything you'd find at home

                            Kitchen area comes fully equipped with everything you'd find at home

                          • Living Room Area with View to Balcony

                            Living Room Area with View to Balcony

                          • Evening Sunset View from Property, dolphin and turtle sightings common

                            Evening Sunset View from Property, dolphin and turtle sightings common

                          • Step into gentle,  protected cove, 1 ft at low tide, max 3 feet of depth

                            Step into gentle, protected cove, 1 ft at low tide, max 3 feet of depth

                          • part of our 500+ foot balcony half shaded half not, ceiling fans in shaded area

                            part of our 500+ foot balcony half shaded half not, ceiling fans in shaded area

                          • Fresh Conch abounds

                            Fresh Conch abounds

                          • Eleuthera from the plane

                            Eleuthera from the plane

                          • French Door Entry-Atlantic Side, palm trees and plants are much more grown now

                            French Door Entry-Atlantic Side, palm trees and plants are much more grown now

                          • So clear you don't need a mask- amazing coral & fish variety & more beyond cove

                            So clear you don't need a mask- amazing coral & fish variety & more beyond cove

                          • Caribbean pink sand beach - only .4 mile away by car or shorter walk from house

                            Caribbean pink sand beach - only .4 mile away by car or shorter walk from house

                          • Clean, bright and Open Living Area Looking Into Kitchen, oceanfront views abound

                            Clean, bright and Open Living Area Looking Into Kitchen, oceanfront views abound

                          • Living area with view to Carribean

                            Living area with view to Carribean

                          • Waterfront picnic area

                            Waterfront picnic area

                          • Patio on 600 ft Large Balcony overlooking the turquoise Caribbean waters

                            Patio on 600 ft Large Balcony overlooking the turquoise Caribbean waters

                          • Handmade island stone barbeque great for cooking your fresh catch.

                            Handmade island stone barbeque great for cooking your fresh catch.

                          • Sky Beach club - just .4 of a mile from the house on Atlantic side

                            Sky Beach club - just .4 of a mile from the house on Atlantic side

                          • Arial shot of caribbean waterfront

                            Arial shot of caribbean waterfront

                          • One of many churches on the island

                            One of many churches on the island

                          • Cupid's Cay - center of Gov Harbour - original Bahamas capital, 4 mi. from house

                            Cupid's Cay - center of Gov Harbour - original Bahamas capital, 4 mi. from house

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                          Date last modified - Friday, September 12, 2014

                          $225 - $325 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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